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Marines prepare to carry Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines prepare to carry Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marines prepare to carry Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines prepare to carry Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Capt. Ryan Davis, funeral staff marcher with Headquarters and Service Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., marches at the front of a formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Capt. Ryan Davis, funeral staff marcher with Headquarters and Service Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., marches at the front of a formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march in formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march in formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. render honors during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. render honors during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. march in formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. march in formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march behind members of the Caisson Platoon during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., march behind members of the Caisson Platoon during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., render honors during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., render honors during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)
Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fold the U.S. flag during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fold the U.S. flag during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018. (Robert Knapp/U.S. Marine Corps)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday during a full honors funeral.

Fratarangelo died Aug. 24, 2017 at his home in Florida, according to his obituary.

He served 33 years as a Marine officer and his final active duty assignment was as commander of the Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area. Fratarangelo flew 485 combat missions, performed 263 carrier landings, primarily in fighter or attack aircraft, according to his obituary.

Fratarangelo also served as the senior U.S. representative for the prisoner of war repatriation negotiations following the Gulf War.

He is survived by his wife Andrea H. Fratarangelo, daughters and grandchildren.

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